Cheyennes mom, no, I didn't have anything sore! Snickers turned out to be VERY soft and smooth in canter without saddle and I was so excited and relaxed that it felt like flying. :) I only got a bit too tense when we transitioned back to trot, but it's ok, I'm just learning and this phase will pass. :)
Cantering bareback was a long term dream for me and it just came out of the blue when I was trotting with him - if not now, then when?! And, with that thought, Snickers just raised into canter by himself, like reading my thoughts, it was just sooo awesome! :)
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.